Author(s): L. Annette Binder
Original Publish Date: Aug 07, 2012
Product Number: EB00665105
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781936747399
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Please log in to view pricing


"Exceptionally compelling . . . even the stories without surreal contours seem to be set in a world that is not quite our own." —New York Daily News The stories in Rise are fairytales, except that the witch, lucky Hans, and the frog prince are characters at the fringes of everyday life. There are rockets, swells of starlings, and children who disappear into thin air. L. Annette Binder writes magical tales with authority and restraint, and we believe her stories, every one. "In one of these amazing stories a character says to her husband, 'Why are you smiling? You're scaring me.' That's how I feel about Rise. There is a yearning so deep in each story, something beautiful and urgent, that the book glows. L. Annette Binder arrives with worlds of empathy and strange surprise." —Ron Carlson "L. Annette Binder is a stunningly talented writer. Her stories are the stories of outsiders, gripping and heartfelt, heightened with hidden undertones of the surreal. It is this tension that makes the worlds she creates so vibrant, and allows her readers to see so deeply into these characters' souls. Rise is a beautiful book, and Binder's words cut clear and straight to the bone." —Hannah Tinti "She both casts a spell and breaks it. To experience Rise is to experience wonder." —Laura Kasischke

Sign up for our email newsletter